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with the disconnect that i was alluding to earlier between how science deals with this question and how lawyers deal with this question is that you actually get a fundamental disconnect between the two systems. so you mentioned that lack of emotional control or lack of ability to control your preferences might lead to insanity, but, in fact, in most jurisdictions as you know, that's not true. after hanky was acquitted under the american law institute test because he could not control his behavior, congress in most state jurisdictions changed the law, got rid of the lack of emotional test, the a.l.i. test and now in most jurisdictions, the nontest requires that you demonstrate that you can't distinguish right from wrong. so now we have, and again, the law uses science for the law's own purposes, but what is problematic here is the disconnect. from the criminal side, if you lack emotional control, you go to prison because you can't win under the test because the test doesn't apply. when you walk out of prison and you lack emotional control, you get civilly committed. so what we have is a fundamental d
. before this, she was at the carnegie substitute. the president's -- computer science and headed the department there. an outstanding department. of computer science and information. she has a special affinity for me. he's at triple threat out of m.i.t. she got her bachelors degree -- master's degree and ph.d. degree at m.i.t. before moving on in her career. doctor is going to talk today about asian perspective on science and technology policy contrast in commonality with the u.s. [applause] good morning. it's honor to be able to speak to you on science and technology policy in asia. my mark remarking will be from my experience and perspective as professor and former department head. second, as former assistant director of the computer information science in engineering directorate at the national science foundation. third, as vice president, head of microsoft research international in charge of labs. two countries to watch are china and india. the stories are different but the trends are the same. the main trend is that both china and india are investing heavily in research and
visits san francisco's exploratorium, a science and technology center with a hands- on approach that peaks the imaginations of children and adults alike. >> we know we have a good exhibit when the person laughs and turns around and says to anybody passing "hey, look at this!" that's a good exhibit. >> brown: how much are across- the-board federal spending cuts hitting programs around the country? we check in with public media colleagues in three states. >> suarez: and we have a story about preserving the nation's cultural identity, contained in millions of pieces of film, video, and audio gathered over more than 100 years. >> there's a belief among the younger generation that everything has been digitized, that that ever existed before or will soon be and will be available on the internet and that's factually not accurate. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> more than two years ago, the people of b.p. made a commitment to the gulf. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. today, the beaches an
bill 26, which would repeal the louisiana science education act. don't let the name fool you the science education act allows teachers to use quote supplemental text books and other instructional materials in the classroom. in other words, they can teach faith-based creationism and it opens the door for them to question scientific theories because it conflicts with religious ideology. beyond the classroom this law has far ranging ramifications. cloud bouchard former executive director of the louisiana state university pennington research center recently said if you are an prosecutor in a high tech industry would you refer to hire a graduate from a state where the legislature has a sense declared that laws of chemistry physics or biology can be suspended at times or someone from a state with a rigorous science kirk almost? good point mr. bouchard. repeal of this law has the backing of 78 nobel lawyer rate scientists and major science organizations. but in in a 3-2 vote, the senatation committee deferred the bill leaving the law on the books for a now. our next guest launched t
for the health sciences at north eastern and told the title from a quote from an essay i forced my freshman to read, illness is the night side of life, more honors than citizen. everyone born holds dual citizenship in the congress dome of the well and sick. although we prerve to use the good passports, sooner or later we are abliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of the other place. for me, writing this is a blurring of all the different divisions and crossovers as a health and science writer, as a health science writing instructor, as well as a patient, so that's a little bit about the book in the context of that, but from the first passage i'm going to read is from chapter 4. as i mentioned, it's a cron loming call book, with brief background, picks up in the 1940s and 50s. in the early chapters, i explore patient rates, medical ethics in the various social justice movements of the 60s and 70s. the civil rights movement, the disability rights movement, and the women's health movement, and their influence on chronic illness in modern day doctor-patient relationshi
have my two science leaders, [inaudible] and janet gray, so science questions galor, they can handle them all, policy questions, we'll have to deflect some of those to nancy for another time, so what i'm going to present today is what we call our healthy home and healthy world tours, i'll talk a little bit about who the breast cancer fund is and then we're going to walk through kind of the rooms in your home talking about tips for avoiding exposures that are linked to breast cancer and i will talk a little bit about the different chemicals, where they're found, things you can do to avoid them and also some policies, and then we'll kind of go beyond the home to talk about the kinds of exposures that might be not within our control in the house but elsewhere. and it looks like i have videos so that is good. so, the breast cancer fund is a national organization that works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating the environmental exposures linked o the disease, mostly we talk about chemicals and radiation that are linked to breast cancer, we are a little different from your breast cancer
their curiosity. science teachers in the bay area and around the country will call it their professional home, artists will continue to collaborate with scientists here. and science education institutions around the world will benefit from the research and the innovation that will occur here. this has been a true journey, long, and rewarding. a culmination of years and planning and hard work, not just by the exporatorium staff and board, about whom i can't say enough. [ applause ] but also by the city and the state including many of you here today. the exporatorium is really all about collaboration. collaborativive learning, collaborative decision-making and collaborative management. and this process has been a true collaboration, bringing together the staff and the board, government agencies, neighborhood associations, our fellow san francisco museums and many other con stitcies. >> raising the money to turn this bold vision into a reality was a true labor of love for the board. two factors made our job actually quite easy. first, everyone in the bay area loves the exporatorium. [ applause ]
cat nelson, professor of political science and history at columbia university. and author of "fear itself: the new deal from the origin of our time." thank you all for being here. gairlt, i want to start with you. i feel like what is going on here? you have 90% of americans saying they support it. what in the world is happening? >> remember that. you had some house members saying it's going to die when it comes over here. you had senators saying i'm not going to stick my neck out to something dying and i don't want to give obama a victory. i don't want to give him something he wants. that's what the president kept saying. it's not about me. they keep trying to make it about him. you have a sizable number for whom that is enough motivation. also for whom blowing it all up is perfectly acceptable. if it all shuts down, great, we want that. there's another more hardball game to be played here. i would like to see the members threatening to filibuster. god bless the folks from newtown, but until there's political pain and a cost who with going to take the vote. >> we did see gabby giff
to be amazed and have a lot of fun with an 11-year-old superstar of screen and science. >> don't be afraid to try new things. >> see the invention that dazzled even the president. >>> good evening. we begin with the boston bombings and new arrests. three men, college students, friends of the younger brother accused of terror. the three are in custody tonight and the charges, lying to federal agents, obstruction of justice and hiding items, including a backpack brimming with empty fireworks. abc's chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, has the latest on these three new people in this case. >> reporter: the fbi has been suspicious of the friends since the day of the manhunt, when s.w.a.t. teams raided the college campus and agents took two of them into custody on immigration charges. the two, both from kazakhstan, azamat tazhayakov and dias kadyrbayev, had traveled with dzhokhar tsarnaev to new york last year, proudly posing in this snapshot. the third person charged today, a u.s. citizen, robel phillipos, had been a friend since high school. tonight, the fbi says dzhokhar's friends
to do, is one of the sort of holy grails of science. it's something generations of physicists have tried and failed to do. from a science perspective, this is an incredibly cool operation. they are directing 192 lasers. collectively, this is the world's largest laser, at a single capsule the size of one peppercorn. i love that. the idea is that if you can do this right, for one fraction of a second, you would create such heat and such pressure on this capsule, that hydrogen, a capsule full of hydrogen, the hydrogen atoms would fuse together. this is nuclear fusion. not to be confused with nuclear fish shon that happens at power plants every day. this is a difficult thing to do. >> what makes it so difficult? >> the hardest thing is getting perfect symmetry. what they want is for this capsule, this tiny, tiny thing, to shrink from 1/60th of its size. that's if you took a basketball and shrunk it to the size of a single pea. but you need all the lasers to hit it at exactly the same power, right? what keeps happening, instead of this sort of symmetrical collapse, imagine somebody grabbing a
beavis & butthead or the simpsons or south park or mystery science theater. it's more of a kind of madison's ability that you see frames within frames within frames. you see the media and more of a fractal sense than you do in a linear sense. so the way we make sense of things is by recognizing like when you watch the senseless, once they hit on the simpson? is it that homer saves the nuclear power plant from disaster? know. it's that you recognize this is a satire. when you recognize that day, when you make the connection you do more oriented. so we're moving towards is a much more moment to moment -- moment that we do get from screens within screens from relationship of things to other things, from this to that. getting the joke really more than getting to the end. >> you have the mic upside down. perfect moment. >> how do think present shock is affecting -- [inaudible] >> that's interesting. i mean, from the 1 cents we are learning to think of wars less as more we when -- you don't win wars it turns out. you never really wanted were. you just won the battle and killed people.
, the science that changes the way we think about this disorders will transform the treatment as well. are brainhat these disorders, that we can, through the power of genetics, nerves science and modern cognitive science really begin to understand at a much deeper level than what we have in the past. i think the opportunities to develop much better treatments it's not that far away. we will understand these at the level of circuitry and molecular basis. has transformed cancer care. we know how it has transformed the care of diabetes and many other areas. we will be there, and we have the tools. now does have to apply them and get answers. exciting, there is those developments, research, cience, and he mentioned, -- you mention cancer. how we transform patient care in addition to treating the illness. how we take care of treating the human being has transformed dramatically. that has to do with community resources and the way we think about the holistic human being. we're just talking about suicide in the military. fort bliss currently has the lowest suicide rate in the army. when i st
to teaching, immersing students in an unusually comprehensive science curriculum that emphasizes problem-solving. special correspondent john tulenko of learning matters, which produces education stories for the newshour, has the story. >> reporter: on a crisp fall morning last october, king middle school in portland, maine, invited eighth-graders to what it calls a kickoff, the unveiling of an in-depth project that would be at the center of nearly all the students courses for the next four months. >> i direct your attention to this slide. this is called earth at night. >> reporter: science teacher peter hill set the stage. >> there are certain parts of the world that use a ton of energy. along with that, 25% of the world's population doesn't have electricity at all. but enough solar energy hits the earth every hour to supply the entire world's energy needs for a year. so we need to design tools that can capture all that sunlight that's hitting earth. or capture all that wind power that's sitting out on the gulf of maine. we need to-- wait for it-- revolt. >> reporter: hill handed the stu
take effect. >> brown: miles o'brien reports from guatemala on the forensic science used to document charges of genocide that wiped out thousands of indigenous mayans in the early eighties. >> this skeleton shows evidence of four close range gunshot wounds to the head. the mans hands were tied behind his back: an execution. >> suarez: and why do hospitals charge wildly different amounts for the same procedures? we examine new data from center for medicare and medicaid. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the battle over the benghazi consulate attack was renewed today in congress. at a lengthy hearing, a house committee heard new testimony about what happened during the deadly assault and after. "
i am going to use is if you walk into a christian science church or christian science reading room in any town or city of the united states, conventionality exudes from it, it just fits that conventional american protestant type mode. but over issues of healing for instance, when, from healing through prayer, when someone dies or some issue has been raised in the courts, that tends to push them along the continuum at least into a middle ground, and in some cases where there has been some severe conflicts and some convictions, particularly involving children it can push them in there, so there is a lot of movement here. also let's not just think about the united states, so that's primarily what we are looking at. you go to cities of los angeles and there is a buddhist temple of one sort or another in just about every other corner next to your episcopalian and methodist church. so buddhism in los angeles is taking on a much more conventional status where as if they-- well for instance, to flip my examples here, but there are enough muslims in macomb to actually build a mosque and the
of the advance of knowledge. >> host: haven't we been through cycles in history where science supersedes religion and other things? >> guest: well, i don't think science is ever going to supersede our ethical, literary, our humanistic interests, and it doesn't claim to do so. talk to someone working in the advanced areaings of science -- areas of science, they are concerned with a particular range of natural phenomena and the attempt to understand them. the things we value in our lives, our affections and connectedness, all the provisional questions which are great, great importance in organizing and running a society, they are not matters that an empirical scientist can do more than contribute to, give us help in understanding the facts, but we all have to be reflective and part of the great conversation of mankind where we come to some decisions and compromises about how we live together. >> host: professor gray ling, in the book, you argue for humanism. what is humanism? >> guest: an attitude rather than a doctrine that says if we are to think most fruitfully about our human relationships, our
developments in the area of peer reviewed science in this area that dramatically affect the whole fees motion in terms of the application of 42 u.s.c. 1988. and my job here to you today is to give you straight answer to any question. and in addition to that, point out to you that the general accounting office has directed the f-c-c to conduct a new study because of these indications which is underway now, which drastically affects the whole underlying scientific body of data with regard to this. furthermore, i am going to tender for you for your attention a copy and i have several here of the february 8th, 2013 letter from a board certified pediatric neurologist at the harvard medical school, strongly showing, which is not the previously perceived science, that nonthermal severe damage does occur. i have here a july 12, 2012 letter from the american academy of pediatrics. i have here a december 12, 2012 letter from the american academy of pediatrics and copy. and i have here the full harvard 60-page study. my request is first that i do think that this should be disclosed, but most importantly
. >>> and finally this morning, a whiz kid making science super fun outside of the classroom. >> 11-year-old girl with her own internet show and it's not just her friends and family watching but more than a million views. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: she is a mind-sized problem solver with a big personality. ♪ so this is what -- >> reporter: host of her own show on youtube. do it yourself science projects for kids. >> oh. >> reporter: more than 1.5 million views so far. how old are you? >> i'm 11. >> reporter: not bad for 11. >> thank you. >> we'll need the stick. >> reporter: sylvia todd's show is very much a family production. >> me and my dad put together the script. he likes to solder. he's the guy behind the camera. >> reporter: when the u.s. lags far behind other countries in science education, especially for girls she's a role model. >> there you go. >> gotten e-mails and tweets from kids and parents and gotten some teachers who are like your show in class is very good. >> reporter: last week she was invited to take part in the white house science fair. >> what do we got here?
and stars are trying to become the next internet sensation, buzz feed seems to have it down to a science. short, fun and enticing posts like 21 things that will restore your faith in humanity will spread like wildfire across social media platforms like facebook and twitter. how do they come up with the kind of ideas that people are compelled to spread far and wide? >> people come to buzz feed to find things to share. >> we sat down with buzz feed founder and ceo jonah paretti. >> is it a science? >> it is an art and a science. you can't trick people into sharing content that they don't like. you have to make things that are compelling. >> reporte they shared four viral rules -- rule number one. have a heart. >> reporter: one was the most powerful imageses of 2011. the 9/11 memoriaial opening, th death of steve jobs, the tsunami of japan. it allowed people to relive and refeel the pain and poignancy over the year. >> number two, capture the moments. >> a little over a year ago, there was an earthquake in new york city. it was a small earthquake but because we're not used to earthquakes, w
of energy department, land acquisition, science programs and operations of the nation's public land and secretary sally jewell saw a budget request for conservation when the department has been challenged by acts of sequestration and other pressures on the budget. let me suggest a few details we can discuss as the hearing proceeds. all told interior department programs funded by the subcommittee increase 4% compared to fiscal year 2015 for a total of $10.7 billion. the request includes $2.6 billion to the national park service which is 4% increase over 2013. the budget provides a significant increase for the operation of national parks, i am concerned the budget proposes cuts on that national heritage areas like the blackstone river valley national heritage corridor in rhode island and i look forward to discussing this issue with you. funding for the bureau of land management is up 4% over the fiscal year 2013 level 4 total of $1.1 billion. that amount includes a proposal for $48 million fee to strengthen the onshore oil and gas inspection program. the request also proposes increase
, there's a little jack! >> narrator: tom quinn is professor of aquatic and fishery sciences at the university of washington, and a leading expert on salmon and trout. >> if you were to pick the worst place in the world from the point of view of salmon to have an activity like this, it would be exactly right exactly where they've got it. >> narrator: he has been conducting research on the life cycle of salmon in the bristol bay region for 25 years. >> there's a tremendous exchange of groundwater and stream water. water will crisscross back and forth between the mulchatna and kvichak river systems in the area precisely where the mine is proposed to occur. so the groundwater is crisscrossing back and forth from one basin to another. and the salmon spawn in that groundwater, so this area is extraordinarily vulnerable to toxins and pollution because the groundwater penetrates so deeply and moves so freely from stream to stream. but also there's absolute certainty that stretches of productive salmon and trout river will be dewatered. they'll simply pump the water out of them becau
-radicalization, punk kids, one was a kid, one was a grown man doing some sort of science experiment almost in their kitchen. >> obviously a very lethal and horrible and tragic science experiment. but i mean nia has a point here. is that you look at the photo of the kids and the three potential accomplices and they look like kids. >> they do. >> you hear about the plotting and the planning. it's just like how would you even begin to catch that? it seems to by the hair of their chinny-chin chin. >> there are three options, one you have a big brother police state where all our internet activity is monitored. if you post a video on youtube linking to a radical cleric, a sign lights up in the homeland security department. that's one. another one is that we educate people and we, and the government gets better at getting information from communities. and you know, incidentally, think there are a lot of parallels here to the mass shooter phenomenon. someone is starting to display a pattern of behavior. we've seen several times that leads potentially in a certain direction and people have to be aw
near the museum and the california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association. here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare and floats you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. take a bus and have no parking worries. shakespeares' garden is ada accessible. located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all taurus cars and hassles by taking a cable car. or the 30
into confirming that einstein was right. let me say a neat thing about science too. in a lot of fields, there'll be some sort of hero like einstein's our hero, here. we all love einstein. most of us do, yeah. so, einstein's our hero, and you tend to think, "well, if he's a hero, you don't wanna take shots at him." but in science, it's different. in science, say "hero-schmero." everybody is trying to crack that hero and find something wrong. everyone's attacking to see if they can find something wrong. and so science doesn't rest upon the reputation of some hero. science rests upon everyone else trying to find a crack in that theory. and all attempts, so far, have only gone on to substantiate this: time really is different when you're moving. but i'll tell you what? we're gonna talk more about these ideas next time and you know what i wanna do for you now? i wanna share with you a film that a friend of mine made way back in 1976. when i was teaching these ideas in the early '70s, i discovered this kind of treatment at the class board. that's one thing about teaching, you learn at the class boa
write about the war in iraq, israel, and science and what they have in common. not a lot, you might say, but they are involved with those who purport to be unchallenged but are in fact ideologies in which evidence is twisted and distorted and the support includes this governing idea. >> guest: the idea that we are living in this world of objective truth has been replaced by ideology. we are in a postmodern age. what that means is sometimes there are objective truths. if you think there is such a big thing, you're not very clever. you say this is the case. i said, no, it is not. but if there are things that are suggestible to the truth than lies. what has come and is this kind of power. the noticing of truth, everything is relative. i'm going to show you that my view of the world is going to win win over your view of the world. it is a power struggle. all of these ideologies will be seen as though there is nothing that can't be explained by demonstrable empirical ball evidence. nothing beyond the material world. anything that matters is the greatest number and therefore there is no intri
and reason are in different boxes, that science and religion are in different boxes, and the two actually are at war with each other. they someone who is remark until is not religious. someone who is religious is not rationale. this is the ultimate irrational idea, because debelief that religion is inemcal in the west is untrue. religion underpinned science and reason. >> melanie phillips takes your calls, e-mails, facebook comments and tweets, in-depth, three hours, sunday at noon eastern on booktv on c-span2. >> did you know that -- when she got to the white house but people think she didn't participate much, and that isn't exactly true. the was very, very involved and started her own bedroom upstairs across from the president's office, and she was always able to hear what was going on. she read daily newspapers, brought different points of view to the president. was able to calm him down, and of course she was the grandmother of the house as well as taking care of her daughters and grandchildren. >> our conversation on ely should johnson is available on our web site. tune in monday for
major in computer sciences and physics. >> she's an inspiration to the whole family. >> it's a function for animation. what i learned from the program, i'm using it to teach my family including my dad. >> i consider julia to be a ground breaker in computer technology. there's not a lot of women in this field. >> i'm the only junior in hi physics class, and it's a class filled with boys. there's a whole mess of jobs in technology, and women are going to make computer science way better, and no one's going to stop me. [cheers and applause] >> and we actually have julia in the audience today. before we start, julia, would you stand up? [applause] julia needs to be accustomed to applause and recognition. this, in many ways, is the perfect segue from my mother's speech earlier. there's a field, stem, science, technology, engineering, and math, but sadly, those are also an arena in which girls and women have lost ground in the united states, and in the mid-1980s, about the same time i got my first computer for christmas, girls were at least 35% of the computer science graduate, and in 2006, 2
science students in jeopardy. a very complicated ask contested issue but one of several thing that's people are demonstrating here. the demonstration come to accomplish all of the complicated. this protest is large and peaceful due to the nice weather here in san francisco. >> let's head now down to san jose. over the crowd, abc 7 joins us now. they're marching to city hall, right? >> they're on their way right now heading towards city hall there. is a big plaza and they plan to have a big rally with speeches from community leaders. this started at about 3:00 this afternoon. the crowd gathered on the east side. that is where where an active priest tried to push ingraigs reform trying to get voices of the people heerd in washington. and also, that path to citizenship is important. that is why you'll see a lot of people -- there moving more slowly and there is lividdo they're making slow progress coming along the way. they're hoping to get more people along the way and have a lot of speeches and a lot of supports so they can have voices heard in washington. >> we're having problems w
.m., ktvu's health and science editor john fowler is live in contra costa county where the air quality is bad and the smoke from the fires is making some people worry the fires are burning much closer. john? >> reporter: that's right. conditions right here, right now, better than they were yesterday at this time but it is still, hot, dry and windy. look at mount diablo. i have been watching it all day and this is the clearest it is been. >> reporter: since early morning, smoke filled contra costa county. he is advising people with lung problems avoid outdoor air. >> smells smoky. >> he had a runny nose. >> reporter: worse around sun rise. >> i smelt it when i woke up this morning. >> maybe i got used to it. >> reporter: at the fire dispatch center the fire danger red flag continued to fly. they fielded an avalanche of 911 calls. >> got over 100 since 2:00 a.m. this morning when the wind shifted wanting to know if there was a fire close. >> reporter: those early season fires have alarmed experts plus humidity, 6%. and record dry, fuel moisture readings as low as 2%. >> those are not thi
children and families will have free, science workshops. 70. yes. 70 under served middle high school students, opportunities to participate in college prep courses right here and training and hiring of over 200 of our city's youth, in docet jobs called explainers who will be warmly greeting you in front of the brand new station of the exporatorium of muni. [ applause ] >> so that is the function and the purpose of the exporatorium and let me tell you a little bit about how this place does even more than that. it provides public new access, public access to water-front sites for the first time in over 50 years. two, brand new acres of public accessible open space. access to our historic bulkhead at pier 15 and the bay history walk. links to the urban and marine environment with two new, brand new pedestrian bridges. and public access to a spectacular water way, between the piers. and so you know that it is not surprising that the exporatorium is called san francisco our innovation capitol of the world home for over four decades, because the world can see that the spirit of innovation
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